The Best Boutique Hotels Around the Country to Bed Down in Style

From New York to New Orleans, check out these hipster hotspots.

Delano South Beach
Delano South Beach

What exactly is a boutique hotel? Boutique hotels are all about creating a sense of place; more often than not, they boast sleek and sexy designs, and their restaurants and bars are destinations unto themselves. Boutique hotels, which typically have 100 rooms or less, are definitely not cookie-cutter properties, but rather hipster hangouts with their own vibe. Ready to check one out? Book a stay at these cool boutique hotels around the country.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge — New York

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Located in Dumbo, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a stylish, eco-friendly boutique hotel with to-die-for Brooklyn Bridge views. The hotel is run entirely on wind power, uses reclaimed pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory, and has hemp-blend mattresses. When the weather cooperates, head to the rooftop bar for a classic cocktail.

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The Art, a Hotel
The Art, a Hotel — Denver

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The Denver Art Museum's curator is responsible for the multimillion-dollar art collection found throughout the lobby, rooms, and hip restaurant of this gorgeously designed boutique hotel (its cutting-edge facade is itself a work of art). Be sure to check out visual artist Leo Villareal's one-of-a-kind LED art installation in the porte cochère's ceiling.

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The Envoy Hotel
The Envoy Hotel
The Envoy Hotel — Boston

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Located in the newly hip Seaport District, rooms at The Envoy Hotel are decorated with mid-century-modern chairs and TV stands fashioned from vintage bicycle frames. The boutique hotel's Outlook Kitchen + Bar has a surf-and-turf menu, and the rooftop Lookout bar is a hotspot serving local brews like Bent Water and Lord Lobo.

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The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery
The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery
The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery — New Orleans

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Once an old tobacco warehouse, The Old No. 77 Hotel and Chandlery has been transformed into one of the Big Easy's most stylish boutique hotels. Interiors feature an industrial-chic decor with exposed brick and leather couches, and its restaurant Compère Lapin serves Caribbean-influenced Creole cuisine from chef Nina Compton.

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Thompson Nashville Hotel
The Thompson Nashville
The Thompson Nashville — Nashville

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Part of the design-savvy Thompson Hotels group is the Thompson Nashville, located in the trendy Gulch neighborhood. Rooms feature platform beds and modern art, and there are two see-and-be-seen restaurants: Marsh House from top New Orleans chef John Besh, which has a seafood menu, and L.A. Jackson, which serves small plates like chorizo hummus and fish tacos.

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Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills
Avalon Hotel Beverly Hills — Beverly Hills

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Not far from Rodeo Drive, this motel-turned-retro-chic hideaway is one of the best boutique hotels in LA for design buffs. The rooms and public spaces feature mid-century-modern furnishings and bright color schemes that evoke Palm Springs, and its Viviane Restaurant, serving modern California cuisine, is a low-key celebrity hub.

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Aurora Inn
Aurora Inn — New York

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In the charming Finger Lakes village of Aurora is the exclusive Aurora Inn, with individually designed rooms, mesmerizing Cayuga Lake views, and one of the top restaurants in the region. The boutique hotel is just a few minutes' drive from family-owned Long Point Winery on 72 lakefront acres and the MacKenzie-Childs, studio, shop, and gardens.

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Monterey Tides
Monterey Tides — Monterey, California

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This wildly scenic coastal region in central California — which stole the show on the Emmy Award-winning HBO series Big Little Lies — is known for its boutique hotels, like the Monterey Tides, right on the Pacific Ocean. After dining on braised pork belly and seared ahi tuna at Vizcaíno, drift down to the beach to enjoy a blazing bonfire.

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Kimpton Alexis Hotel
Kimpton Alexis Hotel — Seattle

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The Kimpton Alexis Hotel, in a 1901 landmark downtown building, is within walking distance of Pike Place Market, Pioneer Square, and the waterfront piers. Expect art-filled public rooms, in-room Amazon Echo Dots, a free wine reception from 5 to 6 p.m., and a world-class whiskey selection at the Bookstore Bar & Cafe.

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The Ivy Hotel
The Ivy Hotel
The Ivy Hotel — Baltimore

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The Ivy, a luxury boutique hotel in a 19th-century mansion, is in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood. Guests are greeted at check-in with a glass of Champagne, suites feature fireplaces and four-poster canopied beds, the restaurant Magdalena serves gourmet cuisine, and the rate includes breakfast, afternoon tea, and use of the house car.

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Delano South Beach
Delano South Beach
Delano South Beach — Miami

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One of Miami's first boutique hotels, the beachfront Delano, on a prime stretch of Collins Avenue, is still one of the best. The pool, with its glam cabanas, is definitely a scene, as are the in-house restaurants, Umi Sushi & Sake Bar and Leynia, an Argentinian grill with sexy patio seating. The night is still young, so hit the speakeasy-style Doheny Room, a recently opened branch of the LA hotspot.

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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago
The Godfrey Hotel Chicago — Chicago

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The Godfrey Hotel Chicago, located in the hip River North neighborhood, is a super stylish boutique with a 'gram-worthy Cubist-influenced facade and ultra modern rooms. Indulge in gourmet Neapolitan pizzas and creamy risottos at Dolce Italian, and, if the weather is warm enough, hit the fourth-floor 10 Rooftop Lounge for drinks and killer skyline views.

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Travaasa Hana Resort
Travaasa Hana Resort
Travaasa Hana, Maui — Maui

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On Maui's eastern tip, this all-inclusive Hawaii boutique hotel is set amid rolling manicured lawns high above Hana Bay. Try Hawaiian-themed activities like bamboo-pole fishing, lei-making, and ukulele lessons. Relaxing on your luxury cottage's private lanai is an option, too (and there are no TVs or phones to disturb the bliss).

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The LINE Hotel DC
The LINE Hotel DC
The LINE Hotel DC — Washington, D.C.

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In the Adams Morgan neighborhood, the new The LINE Hotel DC is a bohemian yet sophisticated boutique property in a former neoclassical church. The hotel is noted for its many dining venues, including A Rake's Progress, featuring a modern mid-Atlantic menu, as well as its community radio station, which broadcasts live from the lobby.

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Detroit Foundation Hotel
Detroit Foundation Hotel
Detroit Foundation Hotel — Detroit

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Motor City is revving back to life with new infrastructure projects, buzzy restaurants, craft breweries, and stylish boutique hotels, such as the Foundation Hotel, housed in the old Detroit Fire Department headquarters. Room feature exposed brick and plush couches and the Apparatus Room is helmed by Michelin-starred chef Thomas Lents.

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The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs
The Saguaro Palm Springs — Palm Springs

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It's hard not to have a good time at The Saguaro Palm Springs, a cheery retro hotel a few miles from downtown. Rooms have contemporary decor and feature terraces painted in bold colors like tangerine and fuchsia. The pool is always buzzing, yoga takes place on the lawn, and once the sun sets, it's margarita time at El Jefe.

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Washington School House Hotel
Washington School House Hotel
Washington School House Hotel — Park City, Utah

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Housed in a former 1899 schoolhouse, this exclusive boutique hotel is one of the few luxury properties in downtown Park City. The decor is alpine chic, with reclaimed oak floors, crackling fireplaces, and white antler chandeliers. There's a small rooftop pool, and Main Street's shops and restaurants, as well as the Park City ski lift, are just a few minutes' walk away.

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The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club — Honolulu

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After checking out Pearl Harbor and Diamond Head, unwind back at the cabana-lined pool at the trendy Surfjack on iconic Waikiki Beach. Rooms feature local artwork, there are loaner bikes and board games, poolside flicks, and a branch of Mahina & Sun's for super fresh seafood like Kualoa Ranch oysters and opah (moonfish).

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Hotel Emma
Hotel Emma
Hotel Emma — San Antonio

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San Antonio is celebrating its 300th birthday this year with festivals and exhibits, so there's never been a better time to visit. One of the best places to stay is Hotel Emma, housed in a former brewhouse in the trendy Pearl District. Amenities include loaner bikes and a rooftop pool, and its Supper restaurant serves farm-to-table fare.

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Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph
Le Méridien Columbus, The Joseph — Columbus, Ohio

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The Joseph is an art-themed boutique hotel in the buzzy arts district of Short North. Throughout the lobby and in the 135 rooms, you'll find contemporary paintings, including many created by Ohio artists exclusively for the hotel. After touring the artwork at the nearby Pizzuti Collection (same owners as the hotel), settle into a meal back at the Joseph's Guild House, serving locally sourced American cuisine.

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Las Alcobas
Las Alcobas
Las Alcobas — St. Helena, California

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You can't get much closer to the vineyards than at Las Alcobas, a stylish Napa Valley newcomer. This boutique property is next door to Beringer Vineyards, one of Napa's oldest wineries, and the views are breathtaking. Treatments in the Atrio Spa, a glass of pinot noir by the fire pit, and a meal at Acacia House are a few other highlights.

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French Quarter Inn
French Quarter Inn
French Quarter Inn — Charleston

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At the French Quarter Inn, steps from the Old City Market in the cobbled historic district, rooms feature carved mahogany headboards, European linens, and marble baths. Welcome perks include Champagne at check-in, an evening wine-and-cheese reception, snacks like warm cookies and milk, and loaner bikes to explore the nearby antebellum mansions, art galleries, and independent shops.

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21 Broad
21 Broad
21 Broad — Nantucket, Massachusetts

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While the exterior of this Victorian building is traditional, the 27 rooms are done up with a contemporary decor in bright colors. There's also a sleek outdoor patio with a glassed-in fire pit, and steps away is the Whaling Museum, which engagingly illustrates Nantucket's long history of whaling (don't miss the scrimshaw collection).

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Hotel Lucia
Hotel Lucia
Hotel Lucia — Portland

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Near the buzzy Pearl District, the Hotel Lucia has stylish rooms that feature photographs from Pulitzer Prize-winning artist and Portland native David Hume Kennerly. Before dinner at the Imperial, known for its rotisserie and wood-fired grilled dishes, stop by the free craft-beer hour in the lobby starting at 5:30 p.m.

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The Perry Hotel Key West
The Perry Hotel Key West
The Perry Hotel Key West — Key West

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The Perry Hotel is next door to a state-of-the-art marina, so nautical activities are part of the experience here. Kayak beside mangroves, spend the day on a fishing charter, or take a sunset harbor cruise. Back at the hotel's Matt's Stock Island Kitchen & Bar, dig into delicious coastal comfort food, like crispy fried clams and cornmeal-crusted oysters.